Project Controls International

FPSO and Topsides

West African Costs

Basis of Estimate

(white papers)


         Project Knowledge = Success


Que$tor Estimates

(white papers)    |   contact:   |   check me out at




- Construction Unit Costs

- FPSO and Topside Costs

- Offshore Fabrication Costs

- Welding Consumables


B.Dev./ Contracts

- Contracts: Quantum Meruit

- Guide to Business Acquisition

- Proposal Development

- Relationship Building

- Video: LATTE (Starbucks)

Mind Maps

- Estimating

- Planning

- Schedule Development

- Schedule Maintenance

- Risk Management



- Constructability

- Document Management

- Estimating Process

- Project Claims and COs

- Project Controls

- Project Execution Plan

- Project Execution Strategy

- Contract Synopsis


- Basis of Schedule

- Number of Schedule Activities

- MS Project vs. Primavera P6

- Planning and Scheduling

- Schedule Extension of  Time

- Typical Primavera P6 Settings

- Updating a P6 Schedule

- Video: Liquidated Damages

- Why Your Project will be Late



- Construction Estimating

- Estimating Course

- Planning and Scheduling

White Papers

- Basis of Estimate

- Communicating Effectively

- Construction Escalation

- Earned Value Management

- Estimating Productivity

- Evaluating Change Orders

- International Multipliers

- Nigerian Content Development

- Project Execution Plan

- Project Risk Contingency

- Project Variables

- Que$tor Estimates

- Risk Analysis Spreadsheet

- Risk Breakdown Structure

- Risk Management

- Spreadsheets vs Databases

- Starting the Project

- Why Project Controls

- Work Breakdown Structure

Interesting Stuff

- Programmable Robot

- Pipe Dimensions and Weights

- Concurrent Database

- LibreOffice Base vs. MS Access

- SharePoint Database

- SAP vs Oracle ERP

- Free Unit Converter

- Motivational Food for Thought

- Passionate about Meetings?

- Video: Project Controls



Contact Us

- Bio

- PMC Consultancy

I want a concurrent multi-user access database with unique access rights for each user




How to set up a concurrent multi-user database, utilizing MS SharePoint? Actually it's very easy, and it leverages the power of MS SharePoint. You can create fast and secure databases which can be accessed by multiple user from any location.



Requirements and Steps


You must have admin rights to MS SharePoint (being able to add "lists" and grant user permissions on those lists). If you do, then you've got an amazing capability on your hands.


Simply open MS Access, then go to "Create" tab and select "SharePoint Lists" and "Existing SharePoint List" as shown below.


Then select "Link to data source by creating a linked table." and select the corresponding table in the next window pane. That’s all there’s to it. Very simple. Feel free to contact me if you get stuck or need some guidance or advice.



Uses - Unlimited


The potential is truly unlimited. You can create on MS Access any database you want with the tables linked to SharePoint where the data will reside. Any user can then open your MS Access database from any location (this being the front-end of the database) and read or write the data, according to the MS SharePoint user account access rights given to the particular tables, each table having unique access rights.


If you have particular questions please feel free to email us directly at




Creating a Database with Data Linked to SharePoint

Nigeria’s NCD

How do local content laws affect the industry: cost and schedule impacts on a project.

Funny, but true. Video on the functions of Project Controls.


Construction Estimating Course


2.Types of Contracts

3.Types of Estimates

4.Document Control

5.Estimating Data Sources

6.Order of Magnitude Estimates

7.Definitive Estimates

8.WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)

9.Estimating Work Items

10.Bid Wrap Up

Video - Project Controls

Selected Articles


Basic Course

50% Science, 50% Art, 100% Communication

Why Project Controls?


Primavera P6 Settings

Settings do matter: pick the wrong settings and your schedule’s output will be meaningless.